BORN: 7/24/51, Phoenix, AZ
INDUCTED: 2016, 85-percent majority
Lynda Carter grew up performing in musical groups in the U.S west. But her first big break came when she won a national pageant in 1972, then reached the semifinal round of the Miss World contest. Thick long hair undoubtedly helped Carter succeed. And after a cut and some acting courses, she was ready to become a TV icon.
Carter portrayed Wonder Woman on two U.S. networks over three seasons. Her often pinned-up hair came down when she spun into her superhero costume, but never into her eyes. Then she fought a variety of foes with perfect rolls of curl protected by a headband tiara and teased-back hair around the forehead.
Carter won every battle she faced, with perhaps only one opponent getting hands on her hair. We only noticed two occasions during the series when the style was shaken so much that it went into an eye.
For the most part, Carter has kept the long look since her Wonder Woman years - including appearances in musical tours. She sometimes lets the hair go big and wild, but it looks splendid when it's as smooth as the jazz she sings. As Carter was inducted, she prepared to join the cast of TV's Supergirl - with Hair Fans hoping she can pass along Super-Hair secrets to a new generation.
FOR CURRENT AND CLASSIC PICTURES: Carter's website
FOR A DRAMATIC EXAMPLE OF CARTER'S HAIR IN ACTION: "Wonder Woman vs Zardor"
FOR REGULAR UPDATES: Carter's Twitter feed
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